Energy Crises will Overcome in Pakistan
Pakistan will overcome on energy crises very soon. Chairman standing committee on power & Energy.
CHITRAL: Chitral , Khyber Pahtonkhwa as well as Pakistan will overcome on energy crises very soon said Badshah Salih PMA chairman standing committee on Energy & Power during a high level meeting at Governor cottage. The meeting was chaired by Badshah Salih while it was attended by Imtiaz Shagai, Aurangzeb Khan, Saleem Khan, Anwar Khan, Ghulam Muhammad (MP), members of standing committee as well as District Coordination officer Chitral Rahmatullah Wazir, leaders of different political and religious parties. Besides them Additional secretary Energy and power, Zahid Akhtar Sabri director Sarhad Hydro Development Organization (SHYDO), Bashir Ahmad Project Director Lawai power project and Javed Haider resident Engineer Reshun power house. Zahid Akhtar while briefing the participants said that SHYDO will launch hydro power houses at 9 sites after 18th Amendment in which power delegated to provincial government to construct power house more than 50 Megawatt. As a result SHYDO has pointed out and completed survey of 9 sites at Chitral its feasibility report will be submit to provincial government which are Lawi hydro power project of 69 Megawatt, Gahriat Swir Lasht, 340 MW, Koragh Pariet 223 MW, Shushghai 140 MW, Laspur Miragram 133 MW, Shogosin 132 MW, Mojigram Shoghore 52MW, Istaru Booni 52 MW and Arkari Gol 24 Megawatt. DCO Chitral said that Chitral having rich potential of water where more than 15000 Megawatt power can be generated as a result people of the whole country get relief from longest load shedding
Zahid Akhtar disclosed that consultant have been appointed for carrying out feasibility study of these sites and these projects will be constructed under public private partnership mode. He said that Chitral is very interesting place for private as well as foreigner investor which have capacity of 15000 megawatt. DCO Chitral also raised the point to committee for dialogue with WAPDA to hand over local hydro power house at Singor to SHYDO for up-gradation upto 4 Megawatt while at present it generate only 600 KV electricity. After its up-gradation energy problem of Town area can be solved easily. It was also discussed that Federal government can donate this power house to provincial government and can sale out . Stake holders raised the point that MNA Chitral have paid million of rupees to Wapda for provision of transformers, poles and cable to different location but the same is still awaited and were not distributed. The stockholders said that if any party construct hydro power house at Chitra its total investment can be return within a few years.
Later on the committee members visited Sheshi power house and site for Lawai hydro project of 69 Megawatt as some 12 billion rupees have been allocated and work will start within 6 months. They also visited Reshun power house and recommended for its up-gradation while at present Reshun power hosue generate 4.2 Megawatt and Sheshi Power hosue 1.875 Megawatt. It was also revealed that 800 KV electricity is spare at Sheshi and 1 megawatt at Reshun power house which should be supply to Chitral town. MPA Chitral Haji Ghulam Muhammad said that these my efforts to raise the issue on the floor of Assembly and call chairman and members of standing committee to Chitral to visit different sites where 1200 Megawatt electricity can be generate easily and in long term it have potential up to 15000 MW. People of Chitral are optimist after visit of the committee which will give a good news to country men who will release from mental torture of non scheduled load shedding.
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